All news articles for December 2017

Currently, while over a quarter of Aussies say they would like to shop for groceries online, only 3.7% do as they prefer their neighbourhood supermarket. ©GettyImages

Australia set for retail revolution with grocery e-commerce

By RJ Whitehead

Amid the growing rise of e-commerce across Asia, culminating in remarkable sales figures from last month’s Singles' Day in China, it is easy to miss the changing face of online grocery in the wider region’s more organised markets, such as Australia.

 Timeline: The Asia-Pacific food and beverage industry in 2017

Timeline: The Asia-Pacific food and beverage industry in 2017

By Gary Scattergood

As another busy year comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support. It's been an eventful 12 months — explore our timeline as we look back at the industry's key turning points in 2017.

John Keogh from advisory service Shantalla Inc believes technology advances can increase transparency for the benefit of consumers and businesses. ©FIA

Blockchain can bring supply chain transparency and transform food firms

By Lester Wan

Blockchain can be the “key mediator” to make supply chains more transparent by enabling food firms to share data based on trust, and to transform their operations to be much more efficient, but it will require a fundamental shift in organisational mindsets.

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